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Workplace Wellbeing Show 2021 consists of a high level virtual Conference, from 1-3 June, and a month-long virtual event, from 1-30 June 2021. Mind continues to be the event’s official charity partner.
The Workplace Wellbeing Show takes place alongside Safety & Health Expo and Facilities Show. Supporting wellbeing in the workplace is now unequivocally recognised as essential for businesses to progress, and a key issue for companies who want to provide support for staff, retain talent, and make their workplace more productive. Workplace wellbeing is increasingly included in strategy and financial forecasting.
Mind is the ideal partner for Workplace Wellbeing Show owing to the significant shared values between the charity and the event, including a desire to promote wellbeing best practice and level the playing field for mental health. Workplace Wellbeing Show, which hosts a full programme of seminars and presentations, will work with Mind to broaden its reach and impact for professionals, including HR leaders who wish to foster better wellbeing in the workplace.
Faye McGuinness, Head of Workplace Wellbeing Programmes at Mind, said: “We are delighted to be the Charity Partner for the Workplace Wellbeing Show. Poor mental health is now the number one reason for staff absence so it is vital organisations make the wellbeing of their staff a priority. Smart workplaces are recognising the value of prioritising workplace wellbeing, and as a result, seeing happier, more engaged and productive staff who are less likely to need to take time off sick.”
The Workplace Wellbeing Conference takes place online from 1 – 3 June. It will feature in-depth content for anyone involved in leading wellbeing initiatives within their organisation, and will also guide anyone looking to support their own wellbeing or the wellbeing of the people they work.
The conference will bring together 40 expert speakers from a wide range of backgrounds. Their mix of professional achievements, lived experience and inspirational stories will help you deliver effective wellbeing initiatives and will help you support colleagues, and perhaps yourself. You can expect some healthy debate on the subject, too, as our virtual event platform will enable a truly interactive experience for delegates and speakers alike.
Speakers include former No. 10 director of communications and strategy Alastair Campbell; astronaut Major Tim Peake; Mind CEO Paul Farmer; Olympic gold medallist Amy Williams; award-winning campaigner Tom Dunning; HSE Principal Human Factors Specialist Phoebe Smith; and many more.
The ‘Workplace Wellbeing Theatre’ highlights new methods for improving mental health in the workplace. It hosts speakers and panel debates discussing key ideas and developments within wellbeing. There is also a ‘Healthy Eating Café’, which stresses the importance of diet, and the ‘Wellness Wall’, where experts from IWFM will share their big ideas for tackling wellbeing challenges.
The Workplace Wellbeing Theatre hosts a range of fascinating and informative sessions and panel discussions on key aspects of workplace wellbeing, including ‘Mental Health and the Law’, ‘The Wellbeing Professional of the Future’, ‘Tackling Fatigue in Your Organisation’ and ‘Nutrition as Part of a Health and Wellbeing Offer.’
Ahead of the 2019 event, Brand Director Chris Edwards spoke to SHP…
2019 seminar highlights included:
Supporting employee mental health: Mind’s advice following the Thriving at Work review, Faye McGuinness, Head of Workplace Wellbeing Programmes, Mind.
Laing O’Rourke’s 5-year journey to improve health and wellbeing – lessons learnt and ideas that could be replicated in other workplaces, Silvana Martin, Health and Wellbeing Leader, Laing O’Rourke.
Where is the mental health agenda headed in 2019? Panel debate.
Being part of the ‘sandwich generation’, with both younger and older people to look after, and its impact on your health and wellbeing, Karen McDonnell, Occupational Health and Safety Policy Advisor, RoSPA.
Nutrition as part of a health and wellbeing offer, Catherine Attfield, Head of Nutrition and Wellbeing, Artizian and Co-Founder, Nutrition Bites.
Wellbeing at work – differences in what ‘snowflakes’ and ‘baby boomers’ expect from their employers, and the benefits of wellbeing for recruitment and retention, Nichola Ebbern, Associate Director, Capita Real Estate and Infrastructure.
Tackling fatigue in your organisation, Marcus de Guingand, Managing Director, Third Pillar of Health.
How your job impacts your wellbeing, panel debate.
Mental health and the law, Heather Beach, Director, The Healthy Work Company.
The wellbeing professional of the future, panel debate.
These features aimed to encourage health and safety professionals to adopt a strategy that embraces new, innovative methods to care for both the physical and mental health of their colleagues. The timetable for next year will be released in early 2020.
Many businesses have begun to embrace the idea of flexible working and working from home and, in the current climate, more and more of us may find ourselves plunged into doing so for longer than the one to two days a week, which employers and employees adapt to fairly easily.
In episode 12 of the Safety & Health Podcast, we hear from former 10 Downing Street Director of Communications, Alastair Campbell, about the stigma around mental health in the workplace and tips for employers and those suffering with mental ill health. Also, we have a candid interview about suffering from burnout.
‘One of the key things that we can do to support education staff, is to prioritise their mental health and wellbeing, alongside the mental health of children and young people’
SHP speaks to Faye McGuiness, Director of Programmes at Education Support, about how the pandemic has affected the health and wellbeing of the education sector and what more can be done to support people who work and are involved in education.
An audience with Major Tim Peake: coming this June
Tim will be giving an inspirational keynote presentation at the virtual Workplace Wellbeing Conference on Thursday 3 June. During the session, he will be touching on how he mentally prepared for a trip to space and his thoughts and tips on managing stress in stressful situations.
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Workplace Wellbeing Show Connect 2021 & virtual ConferenceWorkplace Wellbeing Show 2021 consists of a high level virtual Conference, from 1-3 June, and a month-long virtual event, from 1-30 June 2021. Mind continues to be the event’s official charity partner.
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